President's Report Masthead
March 31, 2013

School of Management team shines in extreme competition

A team of accounting students from Binghamton University’s School of Management made it to the national finals of the PxC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) US xTREME Games, competing over a two-day period in January in Washington, D.C., against four other finalist teams in the xTax Division. The national competition builds critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Each team of finalists was awarded $10,000 upon reaching the finals. Matthew Abramowitz, Henry Aery, Rachel Kuhl, Jacob Weiss and Alex Willis went up against Baylor University, Oklahoma State, Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin in the finals. Oklahoma State took first. No second place is awarded. 

This is the second year in a row that a School of Management team was selected as a finalist and the fourth since the games began in 2002.

“Our team was incredible,” said Binghamton’s xTax Coordinator Elliott Kamlet. “While the other teams consisted of mostly seniors and graduate students, our team consisted of two sophomores and three freshmen! They exhibited great skill and teamwork.  I could not have been more proud to see the team’s presentation to the judges in Washington, D.C. in front of the PwC National Tax Leader and other partners and directors of PwC. They are true winners.”

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